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LEI assists with Wetland Restoration Project

By | Natural Resources, Projects

LEI was retained by the City of Grand Haven to develop an alternative wetland mitigation plan that would be used to facilitate the construction of wetland on Harbor Island.  The alternative wetland mitigation plan prepared by LEI was approximately $200,000 less than original plans prepared by another consulting firm.

In addition to the development aspects of the project, LEI was also contracted to obtain regulatory approval of the wetland mitigation plan and construct the wetland.  Regulatory approval of the alternative wetland mitigation plan has been obtained and construction of the wetland has commenced.  LEI expects to have the project completed by the end of 2014.

Gas Station Owner Hires LEI for Remediation Services

By | News, Storage Tanks

A Newaygo County gas station owner has retained LEI for remedial investigation and cleanup activities related to a leaking underground storage tank system.  LEI will be tasked with initially evaluating the extent of soil and groundwater contamination followed by source removal activities.  

LEI obtained the work based on our client interaction skills, regulatory knowledge, experience with similar type jobs, staff and resource capabilities, and quick turnaround of services.  Activities at this facility are slated to commence in May 2013.

LEI obtains wetland permit for restoration project

By | Natural Resources, Projects

As part of a brownfield redevelopment project in southeastern Muskegon County, LEI secured a Wetland Permit through the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Water Resources Division, under provisions of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended, and Parts 31 and 303.  The Wetland Permit will enable LEI to restore regulated wetland along a prime trout stream that historically served as a dumping area.  Items to be removed from the dumping area include automobile parts, tires, metal, broken concrete, and other materials.

LEI retained for large soil remediation project

By | Projects, Remediation

LEI will be supervising the removal of hundreds of cubic yards of arsenic impacted soil to facilitate a proposed residential development in the southeast portion of West Michigan.  The arsenic impacted soil exceeds DEQ direct contact cleanup criteria and threatens future land-use options.  During a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment and subsequent Phase II Investigation, LEI determined that the property was a former orchard where insecticides were likely applied.

LEI to Assist Developer in Western U.P.

By | Environmental Site Assessments, Projects

LEI has been retained by a developer to assist with the due diligence and brownfield redevelopment of a large parcel of land along Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  Tasks will include completion of a Phase I ESA, Phase II Investigation, Baseline Environmental Assessment, Due Care Plan, and Brownfield Redevelopment consulting.

LEI awarded six Phase I ESAs

By | Environmental Site Assessments, Projects

A West Michigan-based bank selects Lakeshore Environmental, Inc. (LEI) to conduct six Phase I ESAs in Muskegon and Grand Rapids, Michigan.  The bank obtained LEI’s services based on LEI’s complete service package – cost effective and timely deliverables completed by trustworthy and experienced staff.

West Michigan-Based Industrial Business Expands

By | Environmental Site Assessments, Projects

A thriving industrial business located in Ottawa County retained Lakeshore Environmental, Inc. (LEI) to assist with their expansion into a new location with known environmental concerns.  LEI’s role in this project will be to conduct a Phase I ESA, Phase II Investigation, Baseline Environmental Assessment, and Due Care Plan.  The environmental services rendered will protect LEI’s client from cleanup liability relating to the known contamination and ensure compliance with applicable due care and continuing obligations.

Large Metropolitan Hotel Owner Retains LEI for Subsurface Investigation

By | Projects, Remediation

A large metropolitan hotel owner pursued Lakeshore Environmental, Inc. (LEI) for the purpose of conducting a subsurface investigation that will ultimately lead to a No Further Action letter from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.  LEI has developed a plan to create a Conceptual Site Model that will establish the existing Site conditions.  Once the model is completed, LEI will conduct the appropriate investigation activities necessary to define the extent of soil and groundwater contamination and mitigate potential unacceptable exposures.  Tasks associated with this project will include numerous soil borings, installation of monitoring wells, soil and groundwater sampling, a vapor intrusion assessment, preparation of restrictive covenants, a groundwater mixing zone evaluation, groundwater modeling, and reporting.

Commercial Nursery Cleanup

By | Projects, Remediation

Lakeshore Environmental, Inc. (LEI) conducted a Phase I ESA at a commercial nursery and identified stained soils and the former presence of two underground storage tanks (USTs) on the Site.  To address these recognized environmental conditions, LEI completed an extensive Phase II Investigation to assess the condition of the soils and groundwater.  Significant gasoline-related soil and groundwater contamination was identified in the vicinity of the former USTs.  Corrective action activities to remediate the contamination involved excavation and disposal of nearly 350 tons of impacted soil; the design, construction, and operation of an air sparge/soil vapor extraction system; and the recovery of approximately 5,000 gallons of free product.

Local County Wastewater Treatment System

By | Natural Resources, News

Lakeshore Environmental, Inc. (LEI) performed a wetland investigation of 1,850 acres of property owned by a nearby county.  Activities involved a review of available state and federal information, an on-Site review of topography, vegetation and soils, and indicators of wetland hydrology.  The investigation was consistent with state and federal guidelines.  Based on the presence of wetland areas at several locations across the Site, LEI provided recommendations for future land-use planning.